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Sooronbay Jeenbekov 

Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic


 

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Background

Sooronbay Jeenbekov went to the Kyrgyz Agricultural Institute and the Faculty of Economics of the Kyrgyz Agrarian University, and graduating to become a zoological engineer. He focused on livestock farming before politics where he became a Deputy of the Assembly of People’s Representatives in 1995. In 2007 he became Minister of Agriculture, Water resources and Processing Industry.  This was followed in 2010 by becoming the Head of the State Administration (Governor) of the Osh region. He continued to progress, becoming Director of the State Personnel Service in 2015, followed by being appointed First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic. In April 2016 he became Prime Minister.

His appointment was unexpected although it was unanimous supported by all six of the parties sitting in parliament. Jeenbekov is seen as a major power broker in the south of the country, particularly Osh. While he is also seen as an arch-loyalist of President Almazbek Atambayev. Kyrgyzstan’s position of Prime Minister is known to have a high turnover rate, as a result how long he remains Prime Minister remains to be seen.

Timeline

1995 – Deputy of the Assembly of People’s Representatives

2007 – Minister of Agriculture, Water resources and Processing Industry

2010  Head of the State Administration (Governor) of the Osh region

2015 – Director of the State Personnel Service

March 2016 – Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic

April 2016 – Elected Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister

 


 

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